New England Fly Ash Supply
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- March 22, 2019
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Concrete producers demand the quality and availability that fly ash brings to every project, with all the advantages of added strength, durability, increased workability and improved finish product quality.
When the Brayton Point Power Plant in Somerset, MA was retired in 2017, just as the economic recovery was in full swing, the New England market was left in need of a reliable source of quality fly ash.
To meet the growing demand for fly ash in the Northeastern U.S., Charah Solutions, in partnership with MidStates Packaging and Providence and Worcester Railroad, expanded its MultiSource® materials network with the addition of a Wooster, MA rail terminal in early 2017 anticipating the needs of builders.
Charah Solutions’ MultiSource materials network is unique distribution system of multiple sourcing locations across the country, which ensures a steady and reliable supply of Class C and Class F fly ash for ready mix concrete producers and other Charah Solutions customers. The MultiSource materials network not only provides the ash in markets where it is needed, it also mitigates the need to landfill the fly ash that could otherwise be used by builders.
Located in centrally-accessible Worcester, MA near the Massachusetts Turnpike and major trucking arteries, ready-mix producers in the Greater New England Area were able to access almost 12,000 tons of quality fly ash through the rail terminal and an additional 22,000 tons were railed directly to customers from the Dynegy Miami Fort Power Plant in Ohio. Initially operating as a rail-to-truck transload facility, the installation of silos soon increased storage and distribution flexibility to help serve customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.
MultiSource® is a trademark of Charah, LLC in the United States.